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Option to Kill: A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3 | [Andrew Peterson]

Option to Kill: A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old.
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Publisher's Summary

Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits.

In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.

In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.

©2012 Andrew Peterson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Kidnapped child"

    When I read the first book in this series I was trying out a new author, and was happy with the book, we are now at book three and I must say I am delighted with the series so far. Dick Hill is one of my favorite narrators and he did his usual great job with this book. I like the way Peterson stays with the story from Nathan McBride's view point and I don't have to balance a number of side stories or view points along the way. This book is all action from the very first sentence. The suspense builds as the story goes along and you can not stop listening. Nathan gains a half sister and a niece in this story and some of the characters from prior books are included it this one. Can not wait for the next book in the series to come out.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Cary Little Rock, AR, United States 12-15-12
    Cary Little Rock, AR, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Where was Harve? The whiner niece has to go"

    I thought they were a team (Nathan & Harve) but they bring in a whiney niece
    who drags the story down. All she does is whine. I loved the first
    two books but I must say this is a dud. Don't waste your
    money. I'm sending this book back. Sorry Mr. Peterson
    More Harve and less whine.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 05-10-13
    Dennis 05-10-13 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "Captivating!"

    The story starts of with a BANG! Then becomes more and more CAPTIVATING as the store unfolds!

    This book is well worth a listening to....

    The Performance was a bit of a stretch Mr Hill in the female voice. As one listens to the story is NOT of any significant problem....

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ila LAUDERHILL, FL, United States 02-15-13
    Ila LAUDERHILL, FL, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Went Way Too Fast!!!"
    If you could sum up Option to Kill in three words, what would they be?

    Lovely story line


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was pleased


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He really does a good job


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I thought the scene in the house with Nate and Lauren was poignant


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-29-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "favorite by far"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Option to Kill to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print addition so I wouldn't know. Worthless and stupid question


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lauren. She's pretty tough and smart but you still see glimpses of the little girl.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The hotel scene. I love what Nathan did and what he later tells Holly about it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This was an intense fast paced book so it's hard to pin down one moment


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite so far even though Harv was elsewhere. I hope to see more of Gin in future books. I am definitely a fan of Mr Peterson

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Perris, CA, United States 04-16-13
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "HMMMMMMM"

    Well I guess I read way too many of this genre. I was talking back to the book while driving. So many things Nathan was missing at first: get the license plate, check for a tracker, call Harv........come on Nathan wake up buddy get with the program. At least Harv pointed out the lapses in judgement and it wasn't an author oversight! Lauren was a little too much of everything to be really believable but the story was gripping. I do like the way honesty was dealt with between Nathan and Lauren. So many adults don't give kids enough credit about what they can handle and lie or sugar coat. Definitely loving the series, thanks Andrew!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Drew 03-04-13
    Drew 03-04-13
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    "Great traveling listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Option to Kill the most enjoyable?

    Starts quick and stays tense. Kept me alert most of the way across the United States.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Markhorst Villas, Nj USA 02-12-13
    Jane Markhorst Villas, Nj USA 02-12-13 Member Since 2012

    T.Y. jane

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    If you could sum up Option to Kill in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan showing is sensitive and paternal side though not wanting to admit it.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Again, Nathan for reasons mentioned already


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually like when children are charecters in books like these bec of my over protectiveness but I enyoyed still

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Vista, CA, United States 02-11-13
    Scott Vista, CA, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely reccommned this for any who like this type of genre


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan Mcbride's character is well developed and you feel like you are there with him going through the moment to moment decisions


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he realizes for certain Lauren is his niece by the shape and color of her eyes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he has to break his hand to escape


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen from the start to the last

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Normal, Il, United States 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer Normal, Il, United States 01-07-13
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    "Well written, execution was gripping."
    Where does Option to Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The book was very good,it was used for our trip over the holidays as we traveled.The suspense kept you interested as the what was going to happen next. Our 6 hour days in the car were made a pleasure with the aid of Mr. Peterson's book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan, poor sole went through may trials and tribulations, all of which captured the listener, wanting to learn what would be in store for Nathan next.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lauren came to rescue Nathan... gruesome, but very touching.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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